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Michelle Naka Pierce

Michelle Naka Pierce

Author's Bio

Born in Japan, Michelle Naka Pierce is the author of nine titles, including four full-length books: SHE, A BLUEPRINT (BlazeVOX, 2011), BELOVED INTEGER (Bootstrap/Pub Lush, 2007), and TRI/VIA (Erudite Fangs/ Pub Lush, 2003). Awarded the Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize, CONTINUOUS FRIEZE BORDERING RED (Fordham, 2012) documents the migratory patterns of the hybrid as she travels the floating borders in Rothko's Seagram murals. She is associate professor and director of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, CO.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Continuous Frieze Bordering Red (Fordham University Press, 2012), She, A Blueprint (BlazeVOX [books], 2011), Beloved Integer (Bootstrap Productions, 2007), TRI/VIA (Erudite Fangs, 2003)
Chapbooks:
Symptom of Color (Dusie Press, 2011), 48 Minutes Left (Belladonna Books, 2003)
Anthologies:
For the Time Being: The Bootstrap Book of Poetic Journals (Bootstrap Productions, 2007), Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry (Soft Skull Press, 2007), La Puerta: A Doorway into the Academy (Kendall Hunt Publishing, 1997)
Journals:
American Letters & Commentary, Aufgabe, Blue Mesa Review, Bombay Gin, Conceptions Southwest, Fact-Simile, Foursquare, Interlope, Mandorla, Monkey Puzzle, Shiny, Sous Rature, Tarpaulin Sky, The Nieve Roja Review, Traverse Magazine, Trickhouse, Upstairs at Duroc
Prizes:
Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize; Ted Berrigan Poetry Award; Aimee Grunberger Poetry Award; American Academy of Poets; Blue Mesa Review Poetry Award

Michelle Naka Pierce Resume

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